Top Ten Metal Bands In India

Here's a list of all the famous metal bands and bands which are becoming famous. Most of them have played in gigs with bands like Lamb of God, Bangalore Metal Open Air, Metallica etc..
The Top Ten
1 Kryptos (Bangalore)

The level of their music is international. The riffs are sure to pump the brains out of a metalhead. Nolan Lewis' vocals are to the point. Not just in India, but they'll give the top bands of the world a run for their money. AVE

This band never pushed anyone to buy their records. DR and Kryptos for life. Bhayanak Maut is good, but I don't see their contribution being so much admired.

Best classic thrash metal band. The Coils of Apollyon album was easily among the best thrash albums of the decade. I can't understand why they are in the 6th position. Crazy, man.

2 Bhayanak Maut (Mumbai)

They can be aggressive and melodious at the same time. They have two vocalists, both of whom are full of energy and can do almost all styles of screaming and growling. Awesome band.

Best band in this country. They're brutal as hell, their storylines are haunting, and they're pure madness on a record or at a gig. Gotta love BM.

Best riffs, best stage act, most brutal lyricists, and by far the most professional Indian metal band.

3 Demonic Resurrection (Mumbai)

Ritik again: DR all the way. Although there are other great Indian bands like Undying Inc, Bhayanak Maut, Scribecore, Albatross, Zygnema, and Skrypt, when it comes to the top spot, Demonic Resurrection is the undisputed, undeniable, and undefeatable No. 1 metal band in India. All credits to Sahil, though it's a team effort. But then, you all know the responsibilities of a frontman.

They are like the Black Sabbath in terms of starting the metal scene in India. They have not given up in the face of any hurdles, while other bands have had many breaks or are on hiatus or have played for fun and moved on.

4 Inner Sanctum (Bangalore)

Performed with Metallica.

One of the best thrash bands in India.

They have the best lead guitarist in India. They have supported bands like Metallica, Guillotine, Biffy Clyro, Amon Amarth, Cradle of Filth, Enslaved, and Textures. Their biggest influences are Gojira, Bloodbath, etc.

This band sounds so mature. It also has a thrash feeling to it. Big ups! I'm downloading their songs now.

5 Skyharbour (Delhi)

This is second only to Demonic Resurrection. In fact, I think it is at the same level. Amazing work on the drums by Anup Sastry. And we all know that Daniel Tompkins is one of the best prog vocalists. My list is:

1. Demonic Resurrection & Skyharbour
2. Bhayanak Maut
3. Scribe
4. Reptilian Death

The best band here, even though not totally Indian. Their music is way better than any of the others.

Deserve to be in the top 3! International quality of music and sound.

6 Scribe (Mumbai)

One of the most interesting bands I've heard in a while. I bought the Hail Mogambo album immediately after listening to Cops Cops. They should be higher on this list.

Scribe at the 15th spot? Are you crazy? They deserve to be in the top 3. Best metal band of India.

One of the better bands globally. Definitely one of the best in India.

7 Limit Zero (Bangalore)

The band is structured in a very organized yet authentic way. Especially the bassist, Shiva, takes the band to a higher level.

8 Eccentric Pendulum (Bangalore)

One of the tightest bands in the country, humble musicians, and they make intellectual music.

They definitely stand in another league with their brand of original music. Music for musicians, and unpretentious.

In August 2011, the band represented India in the Wacken Metal Battle at W:O

in Germany. They were very well received by their international audience.

9 Kaashmora (Bangalore)
10 Extinct Reflections (Bangalore)

The band, formed in 2003, has performed with Lamb of God, and Randy Blythe himself praised the band.

The Contenders
11 Mrityu Dand (Jammu)

Man, they are insane! If you're looking for brutal death metal, they are the best. Mrityu Dand is the best death metal band in all of J&K.

Dude, they are awesome! And its bassist is my classmate and a very good friend of mine. I'm so lucky.

No words, just listen to them and you will experience real brute music. Finally, a good death metal band in J&K.

12 Undying Inc. (Delhi)

Uncompromising in their style, Undying Inc has played a mix of brutal, technical, and odd-meter extreme metal for almost a decade. Despite lineup changes and an underground ethic, their die-hard fans testify to their dedication.

Undying Inc is an explosive live act, having supported and played with some of the biggest names in metal across major rock festivals in India, including Meshuggah, Tesseract, Textures, Megadeth, Amon Amarth, Satyricon, Benea Reach, Sahg, and Cypher 16. The band also toured Norway in the winter of 2011 with the post-hardcore band Torch and returned to play at the Inferno Metal Festival in 2012.

13 Yonsample (Kolkata)

Amazing band with nice compositions and unexpected complex elements. They deserve to be on this list along with Bhayanak Maut and Demonic Resurrection.

Good band, superb band, and I love them because they're from our Kolkata. My name is Akash Saha. The band name is awesome. Who is the co-founder of this band? Wish you all the best!

The giants of metal from Kolkata. Just listen to them on ReverbNation.

14 Xontrax (Guwahati)

Seeing this band from our town climbing its way into the top 20 made me happy. Way to go!

Ashish, a young prodigy, and a group with a tendency to tear down the limits of metal. Go Xontrax!

They are really good. They deserve to be in the top ten. Good luck, guys.

15 The Down Troddence (Kerala)

The Down Troddence offers a unique blend of conventional thrash and groove metal with a large dose of traditional Kerala folk music elements, especially Theyyam. The band incorporates many traditional folk sounds and instruments as ambient layers in their music. Their rhythm structures are primarily inspired by folk music.

Lyrically, the band addresses inequalities and injustices present in India's social and political systems.

16 Scarface (Kolkata)

Some of the greatest riffs you will ever hear. Enough said.

Awesome true metalcore plus groovy music.

17 Deathknell (Shimla)

My favorite part of Deathknell is the vocals. The guy sings and plays complex riffs. It blew my mind when I saw them for the first time.

Really, man! They will reach great heights someday.

The best metal band in Shimla. With their work, soon they will be the best in India and beyond. God bless you guys. Keep going. Purvaj, Manish Kashyap, Manish, my good wishes are always with you guys.

18 Chronic Xorn (Kolkata)

The first time I heard From Mercy, I was blown away. It is a phenomenal album. Every metal lover should give it a listen. You won't regret it. More power to Chronic Xorn.

Brutal riffs, amazing breakdowns, gut-wrenching vocals, and slick drumming. The best Indian metal band for sure.

Stellar songwriting, melodic solos, and one of the tightest live metal acts I've heard in the country.

19 Restless Desire (Meghalaya)

The rising metal band from Meghalaya. Their songs are simply great.

20 Mashburn Riffs (New Delhi)

A progressive band from Delhi. Go check their song 5 Words of My Last Breath.

21 Guardians of Darkness (Kolkata)

They deserve to win because of their uniqueness and wide spectrum of approach. Absolute pure bliss! Give these chaps a listen, and you will be blown away!

This band has a lot of talent and potential. I'm really impressed by the music. Keep it up, guys! I hope you reach the top.

This band has a unique and creative musicality. I love the guitar riffs and composition. They dig hard!

22 Slain (Bangalore)

A band that deserves to be first! They are aggressive yet melodious. No band in India has ever reached their maturity in combining classic rock and power metal, making it powerful for metal lovers and yet melodious for the rest. STAGE ACT - PRO!

Lovely band. The vocalist rocks. The lead guitarist is awesome too.

23 Zygnema (Mumbai)

Zygnema at 65? What? One of the most happening acts in the country, mate! Way better than theorized.

Zygnema deserves much more. Top 10 for sure.

24 NerveRek (Chennai)

A progressive metal band formed in Chennai but now based in Mumbai, NerveRek became the first South Indian band to win at Campus Rock Idols in 2007. In 2008, they opened for Iron Maiden during their India tour in Mumbai and have also opened for Scorpions in Bangalore.

Just awesome for sure! Expecting the number one position.

25 Chaos (Kerala)

Wonderful thrash metal band. Violent Redemption is an excellent original album from them. I personally know the drummer. What a guy, and most of all, what a band. JK, thumbs up. In a place where thrash metal is not appreciated by its folk, Chaos has proved otherwise. Hats off to them and best wishes for the future.

The purest form of thrash metal ever. One of the most underrated bands ever in India. Metalheads, if you are not listening to Chaos, you are missing out on something important in your life.

Old school thrash. Heavily inspired by the pioneers of thrash metal. Must be in the top 5.

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